The record-breaking funds raised from this year’s Vet Charity Challenge (VCC) event have been awarded to three animal charities.

The VCC team donated the final total of £50,000 to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, SPANA and Animals Asia, at a ceremony at the London Vet Show on November 22.

The challenge, which took place in September, saw 53 teams from veterinary practice and the animal health sector battle it out over a course that included walking, running, cycling orienteering and mental tasks.

Deborah Bourne, corporate fundraiser from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all the sponsors and competitors who got involved with this year’s inspirational Vet Charity Challenge. Thanks to the determination, team spirit and generosity of everyone who took part, the money raised from this fantastic event will enable us to train more life-changing hearing dogs to support deaf adults and children across the UK.”

Jason Rogers, from VCC sponsor BCF Technology, added: “The response we got for the challenge this year has been remarkable, with double the number of teams we had in 2012. It was quite a sight to see more than 200 people at the briefing at the start of the day. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and get into the spirit of the event. The amount raised this year is truly amazing.”

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